This R package provides a GUI to install R packges directly from git or subversion repositories.
It is a plugin package for RKWard, a powerful GUI and IDE for R, and will only work in conjunction with RKWard. However, RKWard is free software, please check it out.
After you installed RKWard, simply install this package like any other R package. The easiest way to get the most recent stable release is to use RKWard’s package management:
Manage R packages and plugins...->
Install/Update/Remove R packages
Show only packages providing RKWard dialogsand look at
After you installed the package, RKWard should immediately have additional menu entries – there’s usually no need to restart the application.
To install it directly from GitHub, you can use
install_github() from the devtools package:
devtools::install_github("rkward-community/rk.gitInstall") # stable release devtools::install_github("rkward-community/rk.gitInstall", ref="develop") # development release
You can safely ignore warnings about the (unavailable) package “rkward”, it was installed together with RKWard.
By the way, this is basically what the GUI implements.
See http://api.kde.org/doc/rkwardplugins/ for documentation on writing plugins for RKWard. Please contact the RKWard development mailing list for help, reports and requests.
This plugin is built using the rkwarddev
package. This means that its development is mainly focussed on one
script file, located at
This script is written in
R code and generates all
of the other plugin files when run. Therefore, in case you’d like to add
to this plugin, please add to this script file.
Please note that all development happens in the
branch. Pull requests against the
master branch will be
rejected, as it is reserved for the current stable release.
Copyright 2015-2017 Meik Michalke firstname.lastname@example.org
rk.gitInstall is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
rk.gitInstall is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with rk.gitInstall. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.